Effects Of Antidepressants On Children And Teens Essay

1123 Words Dec 20th, 2016 5 Pages
About 2.6 million teens had at least one depressive episode in 2013. This is a startling number of teens in the world that have had a depressive episode. Which means we need to do something to help. Antidepressants for teens and children are shown to not effect them as much but to make the depression worse, most studies show children and teens with causes of suicidal behavior. Antidepressants are drugs that may or may not help people with depression take away the mixed emotions and other side effects of depression. Antidepressants not being prescribed to children and teens suffering from depression is a complicated issue because some may work for some children and teens but others may not. Antidepressants should not be prescribed to children suffering depression. Although some may argue that antidepressants help with depression they truly do not help because some are not effective on teens or kids, they are dangerous and can cause suicidal thoughts for children and teens.

One reason antidepressants should not be prescribed to children and teens are some antidepressants are not effective. According to the Study: Most Antidepressants Don’t Work For Young Patients, “most antidepressants don’t work with children and teenagers with major depression, some may be unsafe, and the quality of evidence about these drugs is so bad the researchers cannot be sure if any are truly effective or safe” (2016). The antidepressants have mostly a negative effect on the children and…

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